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Friday, December 16, 2011
AFC East Week 15 injury report

By James Walker

Here are the final injury reports for the AFC East:

Miami Dolphins (4-9) at Buffalo Bills (5-8), Sunday at 1 p.m. ET

Dolphins

Questionable: QB Matt Moore (head, neck), LT Jake Long (back), G Vernon Carey (ankle), TE Anthony Fasano (ribs)

Probable: S Yeremiah Bell (foot), CB Vontae Davis (neck)

Bills

Out: TE Scott Chandler (ankle)

Probable: K Dave Rayner (groin), CB Aaron Williams (calf)

Analysis: The Dolphins have a lot of key injuries on offense. The status of Moore and Long will be huge in this game. I don't think Miami can win without both players, who are questionable. Moore and Long practiced on a limited basis Thursday and Friday. But backup quarterback J.P. Losman better be ready. I do expect Fasano to play at tight end. For Buffalo, the team will be without Chandler. But everyone else on the 53-man roster is expected to be available.

New York Jets (8-5) at Philadelphia Eagles (5-8), Sunday at 4:15 p.m. ET

Jets

Out: DB Marquice Cole (knee)

Probable: DL Mike DeVito (knee), DL Marcus Dixon (hip), Vladimir Ducasse (knee), RB Shonn Greene (rib), OL Nick Mangold (ankle), RB Joe McKnight (elbow), OL Brandon Moore (hip), LB Calvin Pace (groin), OL Matt Slauson (knee), DB Eric Smith (knee)

Eagles

Doubtful: DE Darryl Tapp (Ribs)

Questionable: OT Todd Herremans (ankle), DT Cullen Jenkins (groin), WR Jeremy Maclin (hamstring, shoulder), QB Vince Young (ankle)

Probable: S Nate Allen (hamstring), CB Nnamdi Asomugha (knee), RB Ronnie Brown (hamstring), WR Riley Cooper (groin), DT Trevor Laws (knee), CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle), QB Michael Vick (ribs)

Analysis: The good news is the Jets get healthy returns from defensive lineman Mike DeVito and running back Joe McKnight. Both players have been needed to add depth at defensive line and running back, respectively. The Jets are getting closer to full strength at the right time. For the Eagles, the two players to watch are Jenkins and Maclin. Both are key players for Philadelphia when healthy.

New England Patriots (10-3) at Denver Broncos (8-5), Sunday at 4:15 p.m. ET

Patriots

Doubtful: S Patrick Chung (foot), OT Sebastian Vollmer (back/foot)

Questionable: CB Kyle Arrington (foot), WR Deon Branch (groin), C Dan Connolly (groin), WR Julian Edelman (back), LB Dane Fletcher (thumb), S James Ihedigbo (shoulder), CB Devin McCourty (shoulder), WR Matthew Slater (shoulder), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), RB Shane Vereen (hamstring), WR Wes Welker (knee), OL Ryan Wendell (calf), RB Danny Woodhead (abdomen)

Broncos

Questionable: S David Bruton (Achilles), S Brian Dawkins (neck) CB Andre' Goodman (concussion) WR Eddie Royal (concussion)

Probable: FB Spencer Larsen (hamstring) LB Von Miller (thumb)

Analysis: The Patriots' injury list has been lengthy for weeks and it's hard to predict who's in and who's out. But we know Chung and Vollmer probably will miss Sunday's game. The secondary has been a mess without Chung, but rookie offensive tackle Nate Solder has done a good job filling in for Vollmer.